Sports Dentistry Wellington, FL

The ball doesn’t always land where you want it to….

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Sometimes our children get injured, and sometimes it’s an injury to the mouth, teeth and jaw.

It’s not just about protecting our children’s face, mouth, and teeth, it’s about much more than that.  But why see a dentist when you can purchase a boil “pre-made” mouthguard at the supermarket?
A mouthguard made by us, is custom-made for your child to protect your child’s teeth without throwing off the child’s bite.  Why is that important, when all you want to do is keep the teeth from breaking?  A pre-made “boil” mouthguard will keep the teeth separated most often by pushing the jaw forward.  This will have long-term consequences, the least of which may be the onset of headaches, but may very well involve TMJ disorders requiring extensive dental work in the future.

There is another reason why you should consider having us help your athlete, no matter how old he/she is.  Do you know, that there’s a connection between the jaw and a person’s athletic performance:

If your jaw is out of alignment, it can cause your spine to be out of alignment too. This will affect your strength, balance and flexibility. Neuromuscular Dentistry can help you regain your alignment by reducing the stress on the muscles of the jaw and neck.

How is this possible?

When your jaw is in the optimal position, the muscles of your face will relax, the tension in the neck and jaw will dissipate, and you will benefit from improved vertebrae alignment. When your jaw or “bite” is in the correct, most comfortable position, the muscles in your upper body will work at their fullest potential.

Using Neuromuscular studies, your optimal bite position will be determined and a mouthguard will be custom made for you.

What are the benefits of using a mouthguard?

  • Your Jaw & Spine will be Properly Aligned
  • Increased Upper Body Strength
  • Improved Balance
  • Greater Range of Motion
  • Added Flexibility
  • Greater endurance as a result of opening the airways

Call us to improve your athletic performance! (561) 791-8184